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A Chip in My Hand Unlocks My House. Why Does That Scare People?

By The New York Times

Implant technology can change the world — unless politicians give in to the hysteria against itRead full story

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  • Hey everyone, Thanks for reading my article. Please let your congress people know you want to be allowed recreational microchips—otherwise the Gov may take another bodily right away from you!

  • I don't see how this is any different than folks with adult diabetes with insulin pumps, or cornea replacement, or a bone-anchored hearing aid. Of course, you can argue that some embedded chips or hardware of some sort is elective versus corrective, but if it enhances the quality of life for the user

    I don't see how this is any different than folks with adult diabetes with insulin pumps, or cornea replacement, or a bone-anchored hearing aid. Of course, you can argue that some embedded chips or hardware of some sort is elective versus corrective, but if it enhances the quality of life for the user, it should be something embraced. Goodness, we live in a world of breast, buttock, calf and penile enhancements, surely a small device that makes opening doors or even monitoring your vital signs should be more than OK?

  • Read the Bible. In the end times people will be forced to accept a chip or a mark in their right hand or their foreheads. You won't be able to buy or sell anything without it.

  • As identifying as a tattoo and less permanent. Still, I’m a hard pass — I can’t even get an IUD.

  • There is an eternal conflict, as defined by the Bible, that clearly explains the reason that we cannot use implanted microchip technology. The Bible is the most accurate representation of God's word and the United States of America was founded on the appropriation of respect and fear of God. As One nation

    There is an eternal conflict, as defined by the Bible, that clearly explains the reason that we cannot use implanted microchip technology. The Bible is the most accurate representation of God's word and the United States of America was founded on the appropriation of respect and fear of God. As One nation under God, the United States does not benefit from the use of chip technology and the implementation of chipping would cause a loss of hope that destroys the goodness in this world.

  • My face is an ID that lets me into my phone. Other systems use fingerprints, or retinas. The chip we’re talking about here is an RFID. Everyone’s car key has an RFID. I use a RFID I hold in my hand to get in the door at work. But if I decide to stick a chip under my hand’s skin, the ID becomes the mark

    My face is an ID that lets me into my phone. Other systems use fingerprints, or retinas. The chip we’re talking about here is an RFID. Everyone’s car key has an RFID. I use a RFID I hold in my hand to get in the door at work. But if I decide to stick a chip under my hand’s skin, the ID becomes the mark of the beast?

    Eventual surveillance by the “beast” already passed the need for a chip to identify us.

  • It does kind of skeeve me out— I’ll keep on using my unhackable and tamper-proof keys, thank you very much— but people already do all kinds of much crazier things to themselves for cosmetic reasons. At least this has some practical purpose.

    More importantly, what on Earth is going on with the doomsday

    It does kind of skeeve me out— I’ll keep on using my unhackable and tamper-proof keys, thank you very much— but people already do all kinds of much crazier things to themselves for cosmetic reasons. At least this has some practical purpose.

    More importantly, what on Earth is going on with the doomsday prophets in the comments? A man-made, voluntarily-inserted piece of copper and silicon is the unholy Mark of the Beast? What the fuck are you people smoking?

    Would it count as Satanic if I stuck it to my finger instead of injecting it? What about those pill-cameras they’ve used in hospitals for years? What about a damn pacemaker? Someone please point to the part of the Bible where God says “thou shalt not stick a tiny transmitter into thine hand” for me, because I am seriously not getting it.

    Not that I’d get one of these but hot damn, people! Get a hold of yourselves!

    Also, the US most definitely was NOT founded as a Christian nation. Separation of church and state has been enshrined in the Constitution since day one, no matter what backwards revisionist bullshit you heard on an internet forum talk radio or Fox News. We have a strong Christian tradition, but in NO WAY are we a Christian nation. In God we may trust, but that’s the same God worshipped by Jews and Muslims too. I could go all theological but this whole comment is already wildly off-topic.

  • The real question is what is “voluntary”? If someone decides to get chipped on their own, so what? But what if an insurance company says that anyone who is “voluntarily” chipped gets a discount? What if an employer says anyone who gets “voluntarily” chipped to get a bonus as some do with Fitbits now

    The real question is what is “voluntary”? If someone decides to get chipped on their own, so what? But what if an insurance company says that anyone who is “voluntarily” chipped gets a discount? What if an employer says anyone who gets “voluntarily” chipped to get a bonus as some do with Fitbits now? Where does “voluntary” stop and coercion start?

  • Almost two decades ago volunteered to be part of an experiment with chip ID (thing was the size of an American nickel) and the bank I worked for would not agree for 1/ insurance risk for an officer of the bank 2/ potential compliance issues for tracking bank officer 3/ compliance issues for the data

    Almost two decades ago volunteered to be part of an experiment with chip ID (thing was the size of an American nickel) and the bank I worked for would not agree for 1/ insurance risk for an officer of the bank 2/ potential compliance issues for tracking bank officer 3/ compliance issues for the data (yes early days) and 4/ having to disrupt travel schedule to go back and recharge device (early days) 5/ FUD factor but no political or ethical questions ever raise ....

  • It scares people because everything is hackable

  • If you can chip your dog you can chip yourself. Not my thing but whatever floats your boat.

  • Probably because these days all data in any device seems insecure. And because there may be fine lines crossed in the definition of “voluntary”. Still, interesting concept.

  • Like every new concept, people have mixed feelings towards H+ but i feel its adoption will be sooner and more due to social pressure: imagine you will need to have one in your body when half people at your work/university have chip implanted to enhance brain power/body performance and so are more smarter/faster?

  • This kind of biohacking is not something I would do but it is not the end of the world if some have an interest in integrating chips in their boby. Movies have way too much impact on how people perceive these kind of tools.

  • So the B.E.A.S.T. Business Electronic Analysis Systems Technology super computer is fictional plot device

  • I say let there be an implant in everyone who wants one and a Baphomet statue next to every statehouse 10 Commandments monument. Freedom and pluralism are beautiful. Diversity can make us strong or we can be weak and let it tear us apart. If my neighbor isn't free, what's it really worth?

  • Nobody seems to ever raise any ethical concerns about surgery to insert bags of silicone into breasts or injections of botulism toxins into lips for reasons of vanity. However, injecting technology for reasons of convenience, utility, or arguably advancement of humans is scary and worthy of legislation

    Nobody seems to ever raise any ethical concerns about surgery to insert bags of silicone into breasts or injections of botulism toxins into lips for reasons of vanity. However, injecting technology for reasons of convenience, utility, or arguably advancement of humans is scary and worthy of legislation?

    Never mind that silicone and Botox can lead to serious complications or even death while inserting a chip may simply lead to ridicule and a quiet dating life.

  • "Above all, the microchip implants illustrate a defining principle of the transhumanist movement, popularized by the philosopher and futurist Max More: morphological freedom — the right to modify one’s body in whatever way one wants, so long as it doesn’t hurt anybody else."

    I pretty much go along with

    "Above all, the microchip implants illustrate a defining principle of the transhumanist movement, popularized by the philosopher and futurist Max More: morphological freedom — the right to modify one’s body in whatever way one wants, so long as it doesn’t hurt anybody else."

    I pretty much go along with 'live and let live' in the area of bodily personalization. And the discussion of how the author participated in a Navy study to make sure an rfid bio chip didn't present any issue for systems like shipboard nuclear power plants means they are being respectfully careful and treating it like any other bio-add-on in regular use, like pace-makers or insulin pumps. And it's only a matter of time before the military is using similar implants for bio-monitoring of warfighter health and status. It will be common-place.

  • This is occurring in Europe already and will soon be occurring in the USA.

  • We have conceded part of our individual freedom to be equally subjects in front of laws. This body input doesn't meet any common ideal but only giving away our own will for an inmediate consumer service. Far from the freedom ideal it falls in a trade of our Humanity.

  • I agree with John Degraw in some aspects. I do believe that a chip implanted under the skin, while not being the biblical "mark of the beast", would definitely be used in enforcing the mark of the beast. The Bible fortells of a time where mankind would not be able to participate in commerce unless they

    I agree with John Degraw in some aspects. I do believe that a chip implanted under the skin, while not being the biblical "mark of the beast", would definitely be used in enforcing the mark of the beast. The Bible fortells of a time where mankind would not be able to participate in commerce unless they have the mark. That mark is mandatory Sunday worship, as Sunday is the diametric opposite (1st day) of the biblical Sabbath (7th day). If you follow current events, you'll see two of the bigger religious sects (Catholicism and Evangelicals) push toward a mandatory day of worship. Roman Catholicism (and environmentalists) pushes it as a a day to give the Earth rest, while Evangelicals are pushing it as a weekly day of atonement for all the wickedness happening in society. Cool story, bro, but there should be a separation of church and state.

  • 😲look out world the ground work for 666 is beginning

  • The future and more secure form of fingerprint.

  • DON'T DO IT!!! Is the convenience worth the price of your soul?

  • Finally, I love this! Where do I sign up?

  • A good read, but what if and probably already happening, if hackers can clone the radio frequency number and get your information about whatever it’s hooked up too? Still a “fear from reality”

  • Revelation chap 16.

  • I think it should be optional

  • “The fear of government- or corporate-imposed programs should not overwhelm the promise that voluntary, recreational chipping has to offer.”

    This is where much of the legitimate fear of any technology comes from - not the use of it, but the possibility of it being manipulated. I am in agreement with

    “The fear of government- or corporate-imposed programs should not overwhelm the promise that voluntary, recreational chipping has to offer.”

    This is where much of the legitimate fear of any technology comes from - not the use of it, but the possibility of it being manipulated. I am in agreement with the author here; the solution is not to halt innovation but to ensure we have laws that effectively keep the government and corporations from using new technology to control people.

  • Sure. But keep it optional, voluntary, meaning cant legally force someone to take it. Not even force it on prisoners. Bodily autonomy is what I'm emphasizing.

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  • Hear you.

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